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Forty reasons your neighbours decided to vote

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Karen Lee

"Because I like to have a voice."

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Adam Lee

"We should show our support for our democratic right to vote."

 

Margarita Kives

"It's our right to vote."

 

Mike O'Flaherty

"I always vote. It's a privilege."

 

Rod Graham

"We're lucky we can vote."

 

Lee-Anne Penner

"I care about who governs us."

 

Michael Sauve'

"If you don't vote, you don't have a right to complain."

 

Daya Ramgoolam

"It's important to vote so people know who we want to vote for."

 

Preston Drinnan

"It's my future at stake."

 

Petra Thanisch

"I believe strongly in democracy. Everyone's voice should be heard."

 

Leah Galvan

"I have to exercise my rights as a citizen."

 

Ferdinand Galvan

"You don't vote, you don't complain."

 

Andre Lederer

"It's part of my civic duty."

 

Lee Lederer

"It's important because we have the right to vote."

 

Helen Bagg

"It makes a difference in who tells me what to do."

 

Ashley Kehler

"Voting's the only level playing field that we have with rich folk."

 

Derek Mackie

"Because it makes a difference."

 

Spencer Warren

"Because it's the future."

 

Sarah Lestition

"My husband wanted me to."

 

Linda James

"Our democracy is very important."

 

Jason Arkley

"I think it's my duty as a citizen of Manitoba to participate"

 

Darlene Devaney

"You've got the right to vote"

 

Sandy McCullough

"It's the right thing to do"

 

Shannon Vermette

"It's what you are supposed to do as a citizen. It's your responsibility."

 

Chin Pauline

"It's important (to vote) to make sure the things that you want are put in place.

 

Don Quigley

"I just decided that a change in government would be good."

 

Doug Harrison

"Because I've never missed a vote yet"

 

Douglas Flint

"Because I've never missed an election. And you can't complain about the government if you don't vote.

 

Phyllis Flint

I have always voted, I've never missed an election"

 

Gilbert Balagtas

It's a part of the democratic process in this great country"

 

Torrie Caesar

"It's your democratic responsibility"

 

Gabriel Bako

I just think it's important for young people to get out and vote"

Kevin Wild

"Brave men and women fought for my right to vote"

 

Clair Cerilli

"I just feel like it's important for young people to get involved and have our say in the issues."

 

Erin Longstaff

I feel it is really important because it's our democratic right and it is an important election for Manitoba."

 

Denise Klassen:

"It's our opportunity to have our say."

 

Ibrahim Zaid:

"It's important as a Canadian to vote."

 

Estella Navarro:

"They make changes in the economy and the health care system."

 

Linh Tran:

"I'm a Canadian citizen and I want to vote."

 

Eric Martinez:

"I live in a democratic country and I want to vote for the right person to fight for us."

 

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 4, 2011 A6

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